A Wrinkle in Time is a wonderful movie that takes viewers of all ages on a fantastical and highly entertaining ride, suggests Alonso Duralde of The Wrap. It’s a visual treat, featuring strong, bright colors, great cinematography and intricate and breathtaking costumes. The plot is fun and empowering, celebrating self-discovery. Its cast, featuring Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey, delights with great performances. Particularly the latter of the two gives her scenes emotional strength and gravitas. The movie's quality and eccentric nature make it a very likely cult hit that kids and adults will remember for decades.
With great aspirations and a noble message, A Wrinkle in Time unfortunately can’t hold itself together, believes Scott Mendelson of Forbes. It doesn’t live up to expectations, failing to get the best out of its star-studded cast and renowned plot. Characters seem to be on different wavelengths, their attitudes and chemistry rarely match. Almost episodic in nature, the narrative doesn’t find the right rhythm. Skipping from one scene to the next, the sense of urgency and drama is lost. The randomness at which fantastical events happen is disorienting and makes it seem like anything can happen so there’s no need to worry.